Cermaq director appointed as professor at Nord University

A senior director with salmon farmer Cermaq has been appointed as a Professor in Nord University, Norway.

Bendik Fyhn Terjesen, Head of Landbased Innovation & Development at Cermaq Group will take up the position of Professor of Aquaculture Technology at the Faculty of Biosciences and Aquaculture, in parallel with his role at Cermaq.

He will teach bachelor and master students and eventually also supervise doctoral students. This will also involve developing courses on continuing education in aquaculture technology, especially with a focus on RAS/post smolt.

Terjesen has an extensive research career focusing on fish physiology and aquaculture technology and he made his first experiments in water recirculating aquaculture systems (RAS) in 1993 at Wageningen University. He led the construction of the Nofima Centre for Recirculation in Aquaculture and the start-up of CtrlAQUA, a centre for research-based innovation in aquaculture in closed systems, before joining Cermaq.

Dean Mette Sørensen at the Faculty of Biosciences and Aquaculture, said: “We are very pleased to have Bendik Fyhn Terjesen on the team in a professor II position. Terjesen is a very experienced aquaculture scientist with a broad experience within recirculation and post-smolt production.

“We want to use his knowledge and experience towards existing and new courses aimed at both campus students and in continuing and further education courses aimed at the aquaculture industry. We also hope that the collaboration will contribute to the development of new knowledge through joint research projects with the aquaculture industry.”

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